Mr. Cook died Monday, July 7, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Born Sept. 20, 1921, in Habersham County, he was a son of the late Sparta Watson Cook and Elma Lee Cook. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Cook, and a sister, Vera Jordan.
Mr. Cook was retired as postmaster from Alto Post Office with 26 years of service. He was a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, bird hunting and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Lois Bentley Cook of Alto; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Kim Cook of Alto; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Steve Gerrin of Alto; grandchildren, Julie and Chad Parker of Homer, Stephanie and Brent Shubert of Cornelia, Brandy and Matt Anderson of Cornelia, Jacob and Brooke Pitts of Clarkesville; great-grandchildren, Emily and Melody Parker, both of Homer, Zach and Addie Shubert of Cornelia, Harold and Ely Anderson of Cornelia, Charlie and Trey Pitts of Clarkesville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Hargrove and Hazel Cook of Alto, Grady and Nina Cook of Alto; sister, Edna Herndon Wood of Buford; sister-in-law, Joan Cook of Griffin; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. today, July 9, at the funeral home.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
The Northeast Georgian
Wednesday, July 9, 2014